Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A Night at the Library


I think this was our fith year at the annual library sleep over. The librarians know us by name: “Here are the Olsens!” We had put a great deal of thought into where we wanted to set up camp. We’ve been in different areas every year. Last year we got kind of trapped in a corner, having to step over sleeping bags and zig-zaging through a maze to get in and out. Even though we arrived fifteen minutes early (per plan), we were not first in line and ended up in our second pick, near the CDs, close to the bathrooms, and pretty much by ourselves.

This year they had a crafts followed by a magician. Then they showed “Waterhorse” with a digital projector. I think they should have shown “A Night in the Museum” again. It really fit the occasion. Ann Marie and I went to bed after the movie, about 12:30. Rachel and Robin apparently made it til about 2 AM before running out of gas. Last year I think Rachel stayed up most of the night.

The lights came on at a very miliary 0600. They had some muffins and orange juice for us, and we were out the door before 7AM when the cleaning crew arrived.

Now, where are we going to sleep next year?

6 comments:

Sweet Polly Purebred said...

Thanks for doing this with the girls. They love it and you are creating some wonderful memories with them.

carl said...

I wish I worked there and/or could have brought my girls.

Eldon and Janeil Olsen said...

Welcome to the world of blogging. Isn't it fun? What does bugled mean?

Mom

brenda said...

Cool--invite us next year.

I'm so glad you're bloggin!

velvetelement said...

That sounded like a lot of fun, Grace loves the music on your blog!

Ken said...

Five comments for my first post! I’m going to be an overnight blogosphere celebrity! It is more like people showing up to see a train wreck. Gruesome but interesting, all at once.

I shall reveal the true meaning of “bugled” in due course. I’m not referencing the musical instrument. Polly already figured it out. Maybe I should have gone with “Bungled”. That fits my style a bit better.